As 2D became the standard for storing information, the demand grew for the ability to read data, not just during production, but for the life of the part. This need for trackability meant reading large amounts of data accurately, no matter what the condition of the component. Instead of developing this capability in-house, we decided to work with a company that already had a jump on the competition in the industry. In addition, their standards for quality and value had to match our own. That’s why we chose Cognex as our vision system partner.
The Right Partner
Cognex is the largest and most respected Machine Vision company in the world. It produced DataMan®, the world’s first industrial optical character recognition (OCR) system in 1982. The functionality and user-focused design we now offer to our customers through Cognex is the result of more than thirty years of hands-on experience developing new vision technology and solving the industry’s most challenging vision applications.
“We are always looking for any opportunity to meet our customers’ evolving needs.
said Tony Mazur, Software Engineer for SCHMIDT Marking. “Cognex’s forward looking philosophy and their proven record of keeping on the cutting edge of reader technology is a perfect fit.”
The Right Products
DataMan® fixed-mount barcode readers offer best-in-class performance with patented Cognex 1-D barcode and 2-D matrix code reading software algorithms, flexible optics, lighting options, easy setup, and quick deployment. Lighting, camera, processor and communications are all integrated, making them ideal for the most demanding applications.
Cognex DataMan® industrial handheld barcode readers provide unmatched performance for direct ID part marking applications, where integration, ruggedness and the ability to read challenging marks quickly are essential to success. They feature field interchangeable communication modules so one reader can be configured to meet specific communication needs.
Cognex In-Sight® fixed-mount ID barcode readers integrate lighting, camera, ID software, processor and communications into an industrial-grade design making them the most versatile and rugged fixed-mount readers available today. They incorporate Cognex IDMax® Data Matrix code reading software, which handles a wide range of degradations to the appearance of the code, no matter what the cause. This allows them to deliver the industry’s most reliable reading.
The Right Reason
Our laser marking and dot peen pin marking machines are capable of storing large volumes of information into a small space. But the ability to easily read and store the data significantly enhances the value we bring to our customers. Codes that can’t be read create the need for manual intervention, which is always costly.
SCHMIDT’s partnership with Cognex means our customers have seamless access to a range of vision systems with advanced optics, illumination and powerful decoding software that can accurately read a full range of images under the most challenging conditions. Superior ease of use makes the data quickly accessible for action, analysis or storage.
If you would like to discuss how Cognex vision systems can enhance your operations, please contact us for more information.